Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said the meeting of PDP chieftains in Dubai was to plan against the present administration.
He said the campaign against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was part of opposition party’s plan against the Buhari government ahead of the 2019 election.
Ojudu said the recent NEMA probe report may have been outlined at a meeting of opposition leaders in a foreign country recently.
He said: “We have read reports in the media that the meeting in a foreign country of the major opposition party was centered on trying to attack the Buhari administration by targeting the Vice President using different tactics.
“It is now evident through the NEMA report, that the opposition is indeed making frantic efforts tarnish the image of the Vice President.”
The presidential aide explained that even after Hon. Ali Isa, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, had publicly admitted that Osinbajo was not mentioned in the report, the opposition still found it expedient to continue to attack the reputation of the Vice President by claiming without proof or any shard of evidence that fraud was committed in the N5.8 billion Emergency Food Intervention Fund for North-East.
Ojudu said contrary to insinuations in some quarters, there were no violations in approval of N5.8b Emergency Food Intervention Fund for North-East and the then Acting President did no wrong in approving fund for the emergency intervention.